American Academy of Emergency Medicine


AAEM Hospital Admission Inducements Survey

To AAEM members,
Recently, Community Health Systems has come under federal scrutiny related to possible excess admissions from the emergency department. AAEM has been made aware of situations in which EM physicians have been pressured to admit more patients or to follow formulas that do not correlate with clinical criteria for admission. If you have encountered this or are familiar with the “Blue Book” or “ProMed software,” please contact AAEM’s point person on this matter, Robert McNamara, MD FAAEM. His contact information is below:

Robert McNamara, MD FAAEM
Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine Temple University School of Medicine
3401 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
215-707-5030 (Office)
215-370-9033 (Mobile)
215-707-3494 (Fax)
215-980-3612 (Pager)